The Syria Democratic Council holds a press conference in Ayn Issa on the U.S. withdrawal from the area in light of Turkish threats to launch a military operation against east Euphrates area
The ” Syria Democratic Council” held a press conference on Monday afternoon, the 7th of October 2019 , in Ayn Issa town located in the al-Raqqah countryside, to make a statement on the U.S. withdrawal from the area in light of the Turkish threats to launch a military operation against the east Euphrates area, the statement which was monitored by the Syrian Observatory say:
“From the beginning, the Turkish threats against counter-terrorism efforts continued, and they have clearly targeted the original components of the area, and they displaced the original people in the areas Turkey has occupied, and instead of the international community taking firm positions, the White House once again declared its approval of the occupation of Turkey for the north and east of Syria, and withdraw its military forces and abdicate its responsibilities in the war on terror, leaving the area open to serious prospects that will have very serious implications in the fight against terrorism, and will profoundly affect the political situation and international efforts to end the crisis and resolve it politically increasing the complexity of the situation, and pushed other regional parties to increase their presence on the line of the crisis.”
The statement added: “From the beginning, we have relied on the public will of our people, and we have enshrined the values of co-existence and brotherhood among all the components of Arabs, Kurdish, Assyrians, Turkmen, and Armenians, and remains our main and most important bet on the will of the Syrian people and their components and determination to live with dignity in a democratic and Syria free of any occupation.
We also always confirmed that our position towards the dialogue with various parties to be a strategic position, and we have done all necessities of diplomacy to resolve the dispute with Turkey, the latest of which was the implementation of the security mechanism agreement, which expressed the true will of the Syria Democratic Forces to bring peace to the area.
We continue to take all necessary steps at the diplomatic level and activate the channels of dialogue with various relevant international parties regarding the Syrian file; to stop this attack and spare our people the risks of any military clash, and not to fail in carrying out their responsibilities, we also support the decision of the Syria Democratic Forces in defending our borders and our people against any aggression, and we make it clear that Turkey will not be able to control ISIS members and their families in the area.
The statement concluded: “We in the Syria Democratic Council reject in the strongest terms Turkey’s plans to occupy the area, and we call on the international community to stand seriously in the face of this dangerous development, and affirm that the White House’s decision in this regard undermines all efforts to fight ISIS, also we call on the United Nations and the Security Council to stand in more responsibility towards the people of this area and to protect them from the Turkish plans targeting their historical presence on their land, and we affirm that any Turkish aggression will lead to a humanitarian catastrophe and a major wave of displacement for the safe people of the area.”
Lens of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitors the press conference held by Leadership of the Syria Democratic Council in Ayn Issa town in the al-Raqqah countryside, about the U.S. withdrawal from the area and the Turkish threats of a military operation east Euphrates